Cruise Ship Sexual Assault and Rape

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Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Trained cruise ship rape attorneys and cruise ship sexual assault attorneys

Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A, is a firm of qualified cruise ship lawyers with years of experience dealing with cruise line sexual assaults, forcible sexual intercourse situations and statutory rape cases. We have represented victims assaulted or raped on cruise by crew members as well as by other passengers. A diverse background of education and representation experience allow our cruise lawyers to effectively assist clients who have found themselves in these circumstances.

Cruise Lines Finally Disclose Proper Statistics of Those Raped on Cruise

As of August 2013, four of the major cruise lines began publishing the statistics of serious crimes reported on their ships; Royal Caribbean, Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines now make their crime statistics available for the public on the Internet. The reports include statistics on the number of passengers who report being raped on cruise vacations, as well as other sexual assaults, dating back to 2010.

This disclosure was not motivated by the cruise lines’ selflessness. Instead, it was primarily made in response to a U.S. Senate bill recently introduced by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV after extended Senate hearings in which our own maritime attorney Charles R. Lipcon testified to the realities of the industry. The Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2013, if passed into law, will not only mandate reporting compliance but also standardize the way reporting is made to the public.

Only Part of the Story

The information from Royal Caribbean, Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line represents over 80 percent of the market share of the cruise industry. The data includes statistics from passengers and crew members who reported being assaulted or raped on cruise as well as victims of statutory rape cruise ship incidents. While this action is a step in the right direction, Senate leadership acknowledged that there are still “serious gaps” in bringing to light the full story of these occurrences. As Attorney Lipcon noted in his tell all e-Book “Unsafe on the High Seas,” and as industry professionals have argued for years, the recently released figures prove that the cruise lines had been reporting more cases of assault to government law enforcement officials than they had to the general public.

The truth remains that sexual assault is the number one crime aboard ship. Sadly, they are also the most underreported to the cruising public.

The cruise ship rape law firm of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A, are cruise lawyers with experience in these complicated and sensitive areas of the law. Our cruise ship rape attorneys have years of familiarity with reputable experts in rape and sexual assault trauma. You can expect a cruise lawyer from our firm to bring to bear our entire cruise ship rape law firm’s wealth of experience and knowledge of a cruise line’s prior pattern of conduct to bear in your case. Our maritime lawyers have conducted litigation against cruise lines in this area for decades and have a reserve of knowledge of their dealings with sex related cases and the cruising industry’s handling of prior cases.

We have represented cases against many of the largest cruise lines in the world, including:

  • Commodore Cruise Line
  • Costa Cruise Lines
  • Cunard Cruise Line
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruise Lines
  • Radisson Cruise Line
  • Renaissance Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • Seaborne Cruise Line
  • Silversea Cruises
  • … and more.

Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., today for a free, no-commitment consultation on your case. You can reach us by completing the submission form on our home page or by simply calling our toll-free number at 1-877-233-1238. Representatives are ready to assist you.

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